Year-Round Avocados, a Battle over Nutrition Labels, and More Food News
Coming Soon: Year-Round California Avocados?
“Currently, most California avocados are grown in the southern part of the state and on a narrow strip along the coast. But if avocados could grow in the Central Valley, the state's agricultural powerhouse, farmers there could reap the benefits of our avocado addiction, as well as stand out among foreign imports.” - NPR
The Food Industry Wants Their Say on Nutrition Labels
“The food industry is moving to capitalize on the Trump administration's anti-regulation agenda by seeking to delay or do away with Obama-era rules governing the disclosure of calories, sugar, fiber and serving size, according to petitions filed with the Food and Drug Administration.” – Washington Post. The FDA has agreed to delay the May deadlines for new labeling rules.
A Good Problem: Demand for Organic Grains Is a Challenge
“’Probably the biggest issues that have been keeping sales of organic grain-based foods from an even higher growth rate is uncertainty around the scale of supply and quality,’ said Zack Sanders, director of marketing for Ardent Mills.” – Food Business News
Meet Your New Health Coach, Instagram
“A new study from University of Washington researchers describes how some people also turn to posting photos on Instagram to track food intake or to be held accountable by followers in meeting healthy eating or weight loss goals.” – Science Daily
Please Don’t Drink This Deer Antler Tea
“Deer antler, specifically local deer-antler tea, has been associated with one confirmed and one suspected case of potentially deadly botulism, according to Los Angeles County Public Health.” – Food Safety News